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Kansas contractors struggling to fill skilled jobs

A survey finds that many Kansas contractors are having trouble filling skilled jobs in the construction industry. Ninety percent of the 20 Kansas firms that responded to an Associated General Contractors survey released Wednesday said they’re having a hard time finding project managers, engineers, welders, plumbers and carpenters.

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Tech firm fined for paying workers $1.21 per hour

A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees imported from India were being treated like they were in an overseas sweat shop while they were working on a special project in the U.S.

Tech firm fined for paying workers $1.21 per hour

A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees imported from India were being treated like they were in an overseas sweat shop while they were working on a special project in the U.S.

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New Jersey files defense of sports betting effort

Claims that New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports gambling violates federal law are meritless, the state wrote in a court filing in response to efforts by four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA to stop gambling from beginning this weekend.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

New Jersey files defense of sports betting effort

Claims that New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports gambling violates federal law are meritless, the state wrote in a court filing in response to efforts by four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA to stop gambling from beginning this weekend.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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Technology

AT&T, like Verizon, misses profit estimates

AT&T earned $3 billion in its recent quarter, missing profit estimates, and cut its sales forecast as promotions and price cuts took a toll. On Tuesday, Verizon also missed profit estimates as more new subscribers chose phone discounts instead of accepting financing for full-priced devices.

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Expiration of Wright Amendment means big changes for Southwest Airlines cities

For the past 34 years, federal law limited flights between Dallas Love Field to only airports in Texas and a handful of states. Those flight restrictions, known as the Wright Amendment, officially ended Oct. 13. Now aviation officials across the south central United States — from Kansas City to Albuquerque, N.M. — must assess what a post-Wright future means for their passengers.